This and That for Seniors columnist Ginnie Dunn Webb suggests the Riverfront Trail is a great place to get some exercise when gyms and pools are closed and exercise classes are cancelled. (Karen Powell - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

This and that for Quesnel seniors: the virus

Ginnie Dunn Webb offers advice for getting your exercise, prescription deliveries and at-home projects

Ginnie Dunn Webb

Observer Contributor

While we were walking on the local Riverfront Trail recently, I thought about the song “Walking in the Sunshine.”

The sun was beautiful, the weather was warm, the path was clear of ice, and it was a welcome break from being at home. Furthermore, more than once, we ran into people we knew and had a visit, all of us six feet apart, right there on the route.

A bit more people than usual seem to be using the trail. Also, with many exercise possibilities unavailable at this time, a good walk serves the purpose. Even in spite of the virus, it’s important to find a way to keep moving.

I notice myself that as I get older, it doesn’t take much of a break from an exercise program to make that same program actually painful to restart! If we do nothing for exercise for a few months, I hate to think of the result!

I happened to find out that Shoppers Drug Mart advertises on their voicemail that they can deliver prescriptions. Perhaps other pharmacies are doing the same. Safeway has been delivering groceries for quite some time. Maybe other grocery stores are doing the same thing.

I can think of one “at-home” project for at least some seniors … we’re still after more pioneer stories for Volume 2 of the planned Tribute to the Past. Maybe some seniors can get busy writing! Regardless, I bet many seniors have some unfinished project they’ve been avoiding for too long.

Many people will find lots to interact with on their computers. For those seniors who are not computer literate, there have been many interesting radio programs lately on local radio and CBC too. Of course, the sports lovers are in serious withdrawal from their televisions with all the sports teams isolating.

Remember that there are some lonely people around these days too. We all need some form of human interaction. A small kindness can go a long ways.

READ MORE: B.C. reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths but 100 people have recovered, Henry says



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